Diving in New Zealand

The backdrop to many feature films like the Lord of the Rings series, New Zealand is famous for stunning scenery and varying landscapes. With more than 1,500km of coastline ranging from idyllic subtropical coves to snow-capped fiords, it is no wonder why diving in New Zealand is fantastic. Most cities are along the coastline, and you are never further than a few hour’s drive to the ocean!

The islands of New Zealand abound in rich Maori culture and natural beauty. With two large main islands and over 700 smaller ones, there is no shortage of places to explore. Diving in New Zealand is just as impressive and spectacular as its landscape, with various diving hotspots scattered around the country offering incredibly diverse diving opportunities. Many regard the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve in the North as unbeatable for its stunning underwater topography. The Coromandel Peninsula is famous for boating enthusiasts, and liveaboards in Fiordland offer a unique and breathtaking landscape to divers looking for a more remote diving experience.

Facts about New Zealand

Languages en
Currency NZD
Timezone UTC+12:00
Tipping not expected
Network Provider 2degrees, Spark/NZ Telecom, Vodafone
Dial Code 64
Electricity 240 V
Power Plug Type I

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Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
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Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
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Common Dolphin
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Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Wobbegong
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
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Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
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Wildlife in New Zealand Copy
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Freshwater Fishes
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Perch
Catfish
Crayfish
Turtles
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Bryde's Whale
Minke Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Wobbegong
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Weedy Seadragon
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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